Racism

Political Perspectives on 07/27/11

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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Misguided Measures

It's been 15 years since Oregon voters passed Measure 11, setting mandatory sentences in criminal cases. Just as a new Governor's Commission on Public Safety begins examining prison costs and their causes, a new report by the Partnership for Safety and Justice (PSJ) and the Campaign for Youth Justice says Measure 11 has meant more Oregon youths being charged as adults.

Associate Director and co-author of the report, as well as Matt (last name omitted). Matt spent seven and a half years in the Oregon Youth Authority. He shares some of his experiences with Measure 11 and his time at the McLaren youth facility in Woodburn.

For a copy of the report or for more info:

www.safetyandjustice.org

Flashpoints on 07/21/11

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Flashpoints
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Thu, 07/21/2011 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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National and International Politics

This morning on Flashpoints, guest host Kevin Pina talks with Corey Saylor from the Council of American-Islamic Relations on the "political theatre" of New York Republican Peter King's Congressional witch-hunts in Muslim-American communities. Also joining Kevin, author Greg Mitchell, who was recently censored by Google in promoting his new book on the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That, plus Tea Party antics along the Arizona-Mexico border, and an update on Libya from correspondent Mahdi Nazemroaya.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/19/11

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Tue, 07/19/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Conservatism: the gnawing fear that someone, somewhere, might be having a good time.

In the 2010 elections, the GOP snatched up statehouses and state legislatures across the country. Predictably, an onslaught of regressive legislation has ensued -- against women, against minorities, against the environment, against voting rights.

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Illegal Drug Impact Areas aka Drug Free Zones

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Right 2 Survive
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Wed, 05/11/2011

On 4-20-11, the city of Portland reinstituted the Drug Free Zones, amidst concerns about racial profiling, and misappropriation of funds. 

42:15 minutes (38.68 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/12/11

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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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As the Republic is delivered into the hands of the plutocrats, Abe surveys the wreckage.

 We truly have passed through the looking glass. With unemployment near 10 percent for the third straight year, the patricians in Washington haggle over whether corporate jets deserve special tax consideration. In the name of fiscal discipline, after eight years of reckless borrowing and warmongering under G.W. Bush, congressional Republicans have seen fit to hold hostage the creditworthiness of the United States.

Why is the Black unemployment rate double that for whites?

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Wed, 07/06/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

57:18 minutes (26.23 MB)

Talk Radio on 07/06/11

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why is the Black unemployment rate double that for whites?

Why has the Black unemployment rate stayed double that for whites since the 1940s? Lisa Loving's guest today is investigative reporter Andy Kroll of Mother Jones and TomDispatch.com. His recent article is,"What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Jobs: How Racism, Global Economics, and the New Jim Crow Fuel Black America's Crippling Jobs Crisis." He writes, "Nationwide, the unemployment rate for black workers at 16.2 percent is almost double the 9.1 percent rate for the rest of the population. And it's twice the 8 percent white jobless rate. ... Since the 1940s, the jobless rate for blacks in America has held remarkably, if grimly, steady at twice the rate for whites.

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